Latest NCAP crash tests highlight car safety gains

05 June 2001 #SMMT News

Latest NCAP crash tests highlight car safety gains

SMMT today welcomed the results of the latest round of NCAP

crash tests, focusing on the family car category. The tests, which include a

pedestrian protection category, show the advances car makers have made in vehicle

design, improving safety for both vehicle occupants and pedestrians.

Commenting on the latest results, SMMT chief executive Christopher

Macgowan said, ‘The latest tests show the on-going commitment manufacturers

make to car safety. The excellent performance of the UK-built Honda Civic is

an example of the industry-wide commitment to working with all stakeholders

to provide better protection for vehicle occupants and pedestrians.’

SMMT acknowledges the contribution the Euro NCAP Programme

has made to raising awareness of crash safety. However, the NCAP results are

limited in focusing on just three aspects of crash protection – frontal, side-impact

and pedestrian protection – while overlooking many other significant active

safety features common on modern cars.

These include ABS, advanced tyre technology and intelligent

suspension systems.


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